I bought this setting powder in the shade mentioned above. I have oily skin and this light powder absorbs the oil but was a bit too shimmery. It settles in the pores. I love the fact the the powder is as light as air but the packaging is messy, and it gets everywhere. The sifter could be smaller. The Noxema smell could go. The worst part though is that the color was chalky no matter how little I applied. I looked like I was the undead.
My Go-To Powder
This was the powder that I got started on when I first started using makeup, because it's the brand that my mother uses, and I've never bothered changing. I know that other people have said that it has a weird smell, but I have never noticed any smell. I have never found it to be cakey or flaky. It doesn't have the greatest coverage, but that's what concealer is for, isn't it? This powder gives my face a nice matte finish, and I don't feel the need to reapply it throughout the day. 4 out of 5.
I was hunting for a good, oil absorbing translucent powder one day at the beginning of my freshman year. I came across this at my local Wal-mart. This is my go- to loose powder. I am a senior this year and I still will always run to my CoverGirl translucent powder. The texture is so nice and smooth. It doesnt fall into any small fine lines or creases and just creates a nice matte look. Has great lasting power and really absorbs any oil I may have on my face. The only bummer, the smell. I almost couldnt stand it at first but now I have actually come to like it a bit haha. Overall, Wonderful product..I wasnt surprised though, CoverGirl never ceases to amaze me!
I say this is average because I do use it when I run out of my other powders, but normally i would not reach for this product and wouldn't purchase it again. First off the smell just really makes me sick, it's so strong and just strange smelling. It sets the make-up fine and makes your foundation stay in place for about 4 maybe 5 hours. But it gets cakey very easily and if you have dry skin like me, it will cling to every dry spot on your face and make it look worse. If you have oily skin, this powder may work great for you, but still be aware that it cakes easily. I would not say this is translucent like it claims, I would say it would only work for light skin. Another thing, I noticed that the product balls up in the package, and no I don't store this in my bathroom. The packaging is not good at all, the plastic on this is very cheap and breaks easily so be careful not to drop this. Overall, there are better drugstore powders out there and some are even cheaper than this powder.
DOES NOT SET YOUR MAKE UP.
I was looking for cheap loose powder that would help set my makeup, and what i got was cheap loose powder. The price is what got me to try out the product, but honestly I expected more. I used this on top of my revlon colorstay foundation and it makes the wear last for a shorter time. My face is gets oily very quick, and after 2 hours i felt the need to reapply the powder. I would not buy it again